Interop 2014: HP adds SDN-enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions

At the Interop 2014, HP announced cloud-managed, software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions.

HP Cloud Managed Network Solution, IEEE 802.11ac wireless access points and SDN applications are designed to support mobility initiatives for businesses by providing improved mobile end-user experiences delivered at triple the speed.

HP Cloud Managed Network provides an easy-to-manage network solution for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed offices. The solution lowers total cost of ownership by reducing the need for onsite IT staff and lowering upfront costs by up to 30 percent with a pay-per-use cloud service model.

HP 560 and517 IEEE 802.11ac wireless access points offer network agility, enabling organizations to support the growing number of mobile devices, while improving the user experience with speeds three times faster than 802.11n.

HP Booth before the crowds descend

HP 560 access points will be OpenFlow-enabled, powering customers to leverage SDN applications without having to rip and replace existing infrastructure. To help IT organizations on their SDN journey, the newHP SDN Roadmap Services create a pragmatic and detailed transition roadmap aligned with business goals.

With up to 40 percent higher scalability than competitive solutions, the HP 870 Unified Wired-WLAN Appliance provides reliable application performance for end users, supporting up to 30,000 devices. For midsize to large enterprises, the HP 850 Unified Wired-WLAN Appliance supports up to 10,000 devices.

HP is supporting customers’ BYOD initiatives by partnering with Citrix and MobileIron to offer mobile device management (MDM) integration with HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) platform. With HP Secure BYOD Services and IP Address Management Services, employees are connected and productive within minutes.

Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager, Networking Business Unit and Network Functions Virtualization Business, HP, said: “With HP’s cloud-managed and SDN-enabled unified wired and wireless solutions, we are enabling IT organizations to provide an improved mobile user experience, as well as offering simplified management and investment protection.”

The price of HP 560 802.11ac Access Points is $1,199, while HP 517 Unified 802.11ac Wall Jack will cost you $499. The HP 870 Unified Wired-WLAN Appliance is available for $35,999.

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